Agriculture Ministry: No need for concern about Brazilian beef

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 15:30

The Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries says there is no need for concern about meats from Bazil.

The Ministry says this country does not import fresh beef from Bazil.

It issued the following statement today.

"Following the decision yesterday by the Department of Agriculture in the United States to suspend imports of fresh beef from Brazil citing food-safety concerns, the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries is today reassuring the public that Trinidad and Tobago does not import fresh beef or any other fresh meat from Brazil and, as such, there is no cause for concern.

The Ministry is actively monitoring all developments out of Brazil related to food safety and will take immediate precautions should it determine there are credible or potential health risks to Trinidad and Tobago consumers.

As it relates to this latest suspension in the U.S. of fresh beef imports from Brazil, Minister of Agriculture, Clarence Rambharat is collaborating with Ambassador Amery Browne in Brazil on any developments which may impact Trinidad and Tobago."